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If you have a controller you can always get the 140mm Spectre Pros and slow them down a bit. More airflow than the 120mm and not too loud. wink.gif
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Thanks for the replies guys, I've been thinking about re-painting my case, but I won't be able to do it for another month or so with having university to finish off.

With regards to my cleaning method, I have a micro fibre anti-static glove, and I use this. By clean every day, I mean give it a wipe with my microfibre glove. There's a flat side, and a shaggy side. I usually use the shaggy side to get rid of the dust.

I clean the inside about once every 2 weeks.

Also, the mesh on the front intake has holes in it... has done from day one :S.
    
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Thanks for the replies guys, I've been thinking about re-painting my case, but I won't be able to do it for another month or so with having university to finish off.
With regards to my cleaning method, I have a micro fibre anti-static glove, and I use this. By clean every day, I mean give it a wipe with my microfibre glove. There's a flat side, and a shaggy side. I usually use the shaggy side to get rid of the dust.
I clean the inside about once every 2 weeks.
Also, the mesh on the front intake has holes in it... has done from day one :S.

well the mesh really have holes in it...lol kidding. if there is a factory defect, just contact corsair and i am sure they will get that replaced for you.

about cleaning, i think it is not good to wipe the case often. it will eventually develop minute scratches from all those wiping. datavac is the way to go! at least that's what i believe biggrin.gif
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Wait...you guys use microfiber cloths and special stuff to clean the case? lol

I just use a rag to wipe the exterior of dust and if needed wet the rag with water and use another to dry. And to clean the inside I use my air compressor...far better than any shop vac. especially at 100+ psi lol.
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he's just overprotective and probably that cat's climbin up on it to scratch it lol
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Hey everyone,
Had my 650D for roughly 8 months now, I haven't moved it from my room, nor have I ever dropped anything on it, I clean it everyday etc... However, one thing I'd like to point out, is the fact it still looks extremely "used" even after cleaning it with soft anti-static microfibre gloves and special metal cleaners. What I thought were just marks, are actually scratches, don't even know how they got there, could've been my cat though aha, always messing round my room in the night. Anyway, it's starting to look super dated already. Not happy at all! I picked the 650D cause I thought it'd never look dated due to it's minimal design. Boy was I wrong, finger marks don't come out, the brushed aluminium on the front is easily marked, and the HDD bay at the top is starting to not be able to close properly.
My HDD has also started to vibrate the whole machine, wonder if that is on it's way out. Seriously considering getting a new case, and possibly a new hard drive, or SSD.
Just to warn people, if you're the messy sort, and don't clean your case everyday like me, I can't imagine what it'd be like after a few months lol! I'll post pictures up after I've given it another good clean, and used some scratch removal stuff.
Also, little extra, got 2 x Fractal 140mm Fans in the top of the case, and 1 x 120 mm fractal in the back, and an Red LED NZXT Fan in the front (that doesn't fit properly, so it's just hanging there on rubber screws lol), it's pretty damn quiet anyway, can barely hear the fans, but because they're so quiet, my damn HDD seems exceedingly loud and it is annoying me. Thinking of replacing this for the 550D!

Try Pledge. Not sure where you live, but this is a furniture polish and it'll bring the deep black back. I even spray my fan filter everytime I clean to make it black again too. Obviously do not put a wet fan filter full of pledge back into the machine.

As for the rattles, mine does too, its the door on the right side behind the mobo. While the case is a joy to work inside of, it's not the quality I thought it was. Coming from a P18x series, I was not impressed with the noise and build quality at all.. I'm just waiting for the Silverstone ft02 to be updated and my 650d is gone, done bye bye.
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I don't even clean my case, and I have 3 cats + carpet floors. Thing still looks brand new, I must be magic or something.
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I don't even clean my case, and I have 3 cats + carpet floors. Thing still looks brand new, I must be magic or something.

Pffft, cats lol, like they really make a mess. rolleyes.gif

I have two pugs and a bird and a cat and fish. tongue.gif

My dogs leave hair all over the place and my stuff always gets covered in hair and dust in less than a week. mad.gif
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Pffft, cats lol, like they really make a mess. rolleyes.gif
I have two pugs and a bird and a cat and fish. tongue.gif
My dogs leave hair all over the place and my stuff always gets covered in hair and dust in less than a week. mad.gif

Yeah I have a cat and dog both leave their hair everywhere atleast the cat's hair is black so it is hard to see on most of my stuff xD. Also dust is very annoying here I will clean my computer inside and out then two to four days later it is covered in dust again >.<

Edited by Heimsgard - 3/17/12 at 1:34am
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